Savadelis Films Named Time Magazine's Person of the Year

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As citizens of the new digital democracy, Savadelis Films has contributed to Web 2.0 by having their wedding videos selected as the first online Feature Wedding by Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine and by Brides.com.

Savadelis Films has been named Person of the Year for its participation in the new digital democracy. "Yes, we are one in a billion, of Internet users that is, but we are no more deserving than the other 999 million users," said a modest Chuck Savadelis, co-owner of Savadelis Films. "Time Magazine named all of us as Person of the Year for 'seizing the reins of the global media,' citing YouTube, Facebook and MySpace as the prime examples."

Savadelis Films has done their part to earn the moniker in 2006 by being the only wedding videographers tapped by two of the most prestigious wedding magazine websites to provide their wedding videos online.

Conde Nast's newly redesigned omnibus website, Brides.com, features two Savadelis Films wedding videos at http://www.brides.com/videos. The website combines articles from Elegant Bride, Modern Bride and Brides Magazines along with original material, attracting well over 200,000 unique visitors a month. Theresa DiMasi, editor in chief of Brides.com, said, "A Savadelis Films wedding movie is an exquisite work of art that tells a story and deeply affects you. In fact, it is more accurate to call their métier wedding cinematography because their work looks just like a movie."

Grace Ormonde, editor in chief of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine, personally selected a Savadelis Films movie trailer as the first online Featured Wedding at http://www.weddingstylemagazine.com/featured/ to inaugurate her newly redesigned website, which was launched on September 29, 2006. Ms. Ormonde said, "Savadelis Films is one of the premiere wedding cinematography companies for brides who want a wedding movie which is as stylish as every other aspect of their wedding. Their work is beautiful, tasteful and elegant. Stylish brides have discovered the Savadelises and are close to having a feeding frenzy over them."

Grace should know. She is the doyenne of the ultra chic wedding magazine that recommends the best professionals internationally. Grace Ormonde has a knack for discovering new talent, giving established wedding industry artisans a forum to express themselves and inspiring them to take their creativity to a new level. Artists whom Grace has encouraged include wedding gown couturier Reem Acra, celebrity photographer Mike Colon, event designer Colin Cowie, caterer Paula Le Duc and cake designer Sylvia Weinstock.

"We are delighted to be associated with visionaries such as Grace Ormonde and Theresa DiMasi who have long provided insightful and useful information to their readers in print, and now have grabbed hold of the future by offering videos and other interactive experiences on the internet to serve and enrich their brides," said Jewel Savadelis, the other half of Savadelis Films. "Perhaps they more than we deserve to be Person of the Year because of the way they are shaping the web in meaningful ways."

Savadelis Films specializes in producing high definition movies on DVD and iPods (the Bridepod) of weddings and other social occasions, in and around the San Francisco Bay area, as well as internationally. They are winners of the prestigious WEVA Gold Award, a Telly award and were voted Videographers of the Year by the Bay Area Professional Videography Association. Savadelis Films is available for consultation by appointment and can be reached at 408-749-1211 or by visiting their website at http://www.savadelis.com/.

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